CBD for Rheumatism and Neuropathy
Rheumatism, neuropathy and associated conditions are on the rise in the United States, and are often difficult not only to treat but also to manage. Many patients struggle to retain the maximum quality of life while suffering from the symptoms of pain and discomfort caused by rheumatism and neuropathic disorders.
The therapeutic applications of CBD (cannabidiol) is wide-reaching, especially in the treatment of inflammatory conditions such as rheumatism and generalized neuropathy. CBD is the non-psychoactive component of Cannabis Ruderalis—more commonly known as the hemp plant. The extraction and implementation of CBD in therapeutic and wellness products is fully legal, and Evolve Formulas is a proud carrier of a variety of CBD extracts for pain relief and symptom management.
Rheumatism is a collection of conditions marked by symptoms of neuromuscular inflammation around the joints. According to the Arthritis Foundation (AF), Approximately 54 million adults and 300,000 children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with some type of rheumatic disease causing joint pain. Conditions under this umbrella include rheumatoid arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, psoriatic arthritis, and others. While these conditions are difficult to treat and require tending by a physician, the symptoms associated with them may be alleviated with CBD extract. Musculoskeletal pain and inflammation, nausea, sleeplessness, and rigidity are directly targeted by CBD via the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the body. Natural analogues of CBD are secreted by the ECS, however, in amounts not sufficient to adequately combat the symptoms of a rheumatic condition. In December 2017, a study was published in the journal Pain, which analyzed whether CBD could prevent osteoarthritis pain and joint neuropathy. Based on its findings, researchers discovered that CBD could do both by decreasing joint inflammation and protecting the nerves.
Generally, neuropathy can be described as nerve damage or dysfunction caused by inflammatory/neurodegenerative conditions or injury. Conditions in which neuropathy is a common symptom include type II diabetes, fibromyalgia, sciatica and others. Numbness, tingling and instability/immobility of the affected area—symptoms which are most prominent in the presentation of neuropathy—may be greatly ameliorated by CBD. CBD acts as a mild relaxant and antispasmodic via the ECS, ultimately allowing nerve endings to be relieved of the constant electrical current which they are struggling to integrate. A reduction in pain and an increase in stability, as well as more restful sleep is often reported by those supplementing with CBD extracts.
CBD extracts are offered at various holistic nutrition and supplement shops in varying strengths. Most of the organically derived CBD extracts found on shelves are isolated in the form of CBD oil, although glycerin tinctures are also commonly available. The strength of the various extracts are often found on the label and an attendant can explain to you the benefits associated at each dosing level.
While CBD should never be used to replace a physician’s prescribed treatment for rheumatism or neuropathic disorders, it may prove to be one of the leading wellness supplements for treating these, and similar, conditions. For more information on CBD extract and it’s modes of administration, visit www.evolveformulas.com and see what others have to say about the soothing relief of therapeutic CBD.